tagged ‘Judaism’

ArticCynda, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

David, Goliath stereotype

Independence Day, you’ll remember, is a pre-9/11 film chock-full -of oblivious patriotic bravado that captures peak-1990’s chauvinistic sentiment; a product placement-laden blockbuster telling the mythic tale of America’s diverse melting pot of ethno-racial caricatures uniting to take down a Big Bad Other. It is also, to me, a Jewish film. I was six when it […]

Corinne Wasserman’s pot roast recipe, in her own hand (written on a Christmas card envelope)

For Corinne Wasserman on Rosh Hashanah

My mother grew up in two houses in northern New Jersey. I never saw the first and know it only by its address (which became its name). Despite some deep complications, the second still produces a profound feeling of warmth and love echoed only, in what is a very recent experience, in the sense of […]